electric monopole


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electric monopole

[i¦lek·trik ′män·ə‚pōl]
(electricity)
A distribution of electric charge which is concentrated at a point or is spherically symmetric.
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The electric monopole transitions, E0, are normally occurring between two states of the same spin and parity by transferring energy and zero unit of angular momentum.
The potential energy surfaces, energy levels, parity shift, electromagnetic transition rates B(E1), B(E2) and electric monopole strength X(E0/E2) are calculated for each nucleus.
The potential energy surfaces, levels energy, parity shift, electromagnetic transition rates and electric monopole strength X(E0/E2) are calculated.
Marshall recognizes that fundamental particles we know are electric monopoles and/or magnetic dipoles, but dark matter might contain the converse particles.
Theories that posit an exact and complete symmetry between electricity and magnetism predict their existence; electric monopoles are very common.